Beleaguered Scotland manager Bertie Vogts has won a stay of execution after the Scottish Football Association announced it would not be holding a board meeting to discuss his future.

The German coach had been expected to be fired following Scotland’s dreadful start to their World Cup campaign.

But a SFA spokesman said: “There will be no meeting of the SFA board today and no statement on the position of Berti Vogts.

“We have said all along that there will be a series of meetings held to discuss the overall situation.

“The performance of Scotland in the World Cup qualifying campaign is currently under review. There will be a further statement in due course.”

Scotland’s recent1-1 draw in Moldova.left them with just two points from their opening three games and in danger of failing to qualify for the World Cup finals for the second consecutive time.

Vogts was blamed by many Scotland fans for the poor run of form although others have noted the shortage of Scotland’s football talent at the moment.